WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ghost Ships, Bearlesquers, Gay Bingo and More


We mentioned this in our Big Gay Halloween Guide, but as the first of two All Hallow’s Eve-themed balls being held this year, we thought it warranted another mention: Peter Sterling will unroll a 50-foot “dead carpet” along the Avenue of the Arts for his third-annual Halloween Ball. Originally started in the suburbs, this is the first year the party will be held in Philadelphia, and Sterling promises to turn up the glam-meets-terror factor for the event’s first romp in the big city. To start, he has enlisted the help of Drag Mafia maven Brittany Lynn as host, and a troupe will perform the dance sequence in MJ’s “Thriller” video. Plus there will be music, drinks and costume contests galore. Don’t be afraid to turn up the flare! Fri., Oct. 25, 9 p.m., $40. For more information and ticket links, go here.


Catch the debut of the ACLU of Pennsylvania-benefitting musical Sunrise at Hyde Park at William Way

Don’t miss the Philly premiere of Cock, starring Bearded Ladies founder John Jarboe

PhillyGayCalendar turns the Moshulu into a Big Gay Ghost Ship

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Heads up, LGBT writers: Develop your queer voice with William Way

Cirque de Soleil star and author of Acrobaddict Joe Putignano reads at Giovanni’s Room

Calling all activists: Here’s a Halloween bash just for you

It’s Bearlesque at Tabu!

Martha Graham Cracker returns to Joe’s Pub in New York

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Check out a real triple threat: broadway, drag, and brunch at Venture Inn

The critically acclaimed God Loves Uganda premieres at the Philadelphia Film Festival

Brittany Lynn hosts Match Game to benefit MANNA

Support AIDS Delaware and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware at Halloween Bingo 2013

In AC for the weekend? Head to Pro Bar to see “Queen of Atlantic City” Sandy Beach

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